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Rega unveils new P1 Plus turntable with built-in phono stage

Rega's celebrated range of turntables have so far always been decks-only, without a phono stage built in, but with the popularity and success of decks such as the Audio Technica AT-LP5 and Sony PS-HX500, it was only a matter of time before Rega made its own plug-and-play version.

Making its debut at the Bristol Show 2018, the P1 Plus is essentially a Planar 1 turntable with a moving magnet phono stage built in.

The phono stage is based on the Award-winning Fono Mini A2D, except Rega has stripped out all the digital parts and upgraded the audio components for the new deck.

Everything else is all Planar 1 - it uses the same platter, RB110 tonearm and plinth, which is available in gloss white or gloss black finishes.

Rega says it's the most plug-and-play deck it's made yet, stating it takes as little as 30 seconds to get it set up and playing.

The Rega P1 Plus will cost £328 and is due out in April, launching in the UK only at first.

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Kashfia Kabir
Kashfia Kabir

Kashfia is the Hi-Fi and Audio Editor of What Hi-Fi? and first joined the brand over 10 years ago. During her time in the consumer tech industry, she has reviewed hundreds of products, been to countless trade shows across the world and fallen in love with hi-fi kit much bigger than her. In her spare time, Kash can be found catching up with TV shows, tending to an ever-growing houseplant collection and hanging out with her cat Jolene.